Calendar

  Register for an acctivity at the Club's monthly meeting or by contacting the Leader directly

  The Calendar is updated regularly however always check with the Leader to confirm arrangements

  A complete description of and information about the activity is provided at the Club meeting prior to the activity

  It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit enough for the activity. 

We have a grading system but even so, what can be an easy walk for one person may be quite strenuous for another.  MINIMUM REQUREMENT FOR CLUB WALKS:  Any new members not from another Bushwalking Club must first participate in a training walk up "The Mongrel" (Mount Cotton) prior to engaging in any of our Redland Bushwalkers Club walks, which are rated 3 or higher in difficulty.

  DW = Day Walk   BC = Base Camp   TW = Through Walk   AB = Abseiling    CYC = Bike Ride    
  SOC = Social    KAY = Kayaking    TR = Training

  WALK GRADINGS:

Distance

Terrain

Fitness

S

Short Under 10km per day.

1-3

Graded track or open terrain, no scrub.

1-3

Easy, suitable for beginners.

M

Medium 10-15km per day.

4-5

Off track, bush, minor scrub, rainforest, rock hopping, minor scrambling.

4-5

Medium, Reasonable fitness required.

L

Long 15-20 km per day.

6-7

As above + thick scrub. Major rock scrambling using hands.

6-7

As above + agility required.

X L

Extra Long 20km+ per day.

8-9

As above + rope and technical ability required.

8-9

Hard strenuous, fit walkers only.

  KIT LISTS FOR WALKING   -   Day Walk Kit List   -   Through Walk Kit List


 

as of 21/10/2019  
     
     
  October  
     
  Sat 5 - Sun 7 - CANCELLED DUE TO DROUGHT-  Base Camp  at Broadwater Sundown National Park. Day walks from the campsite, vary from easy to moderate to difficult depending on who and how many people are in the camp. Contact Ted Wassenberg 0428 753 297  
     
 

Sun 6th - DW L T4 F4 - Tooloona Ck.  Meet at O'Reilly's car par at 7:45, ready to leave by 8:00.  The track is about 17 km with a number of creek crossings and some lovely waterfalls which may not have that much falling at the moment.  If anyone is interested could they please contact me by Friday evening.  I think it is meant to be hot on Sunday so make sure to bring enough water. 

Contact Judy 0408874315 or judym-s@bigpond.com

 
     
 

Mon 7th Queens Birthday 

 
     
  Wed 9th Club meeting- 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland. Social Night:  Judging and Awards for the Photo Competition. As the weather heats up, short walks that finish before the heat of the day become very attractive, so we’ll be looking at short walks around Brisbane.    
     
     

DATE CHANGE to Sun 13 Wed 16th - Base Camp Charlie Moreland Campsite:  Day walks: Summer Creek Falls M T6 F5.  This walk requires a swim through.  Lobster Creek S T4 F4.  Another option is Bouloumba Creek Falls for those who prefer a track walk.  Camp Site Books Queensland National Parks. Click here for more details.

Leader:  David Rae 0400 459 519

 
     
  NEW DATE: Sun 13th DW S T3 F3 -Venman Reserve Walk followed by sausage sizzle - Venman Rd, off West Mount Cotton Road. Directions here  Meet at carpark at 7:00am.  This 7.5 km trail is along the banks of Tingalpa Creek and into open eucalypt forest  Undulating, with hills steep enough to give you a work-out.  Creek crossings with stepping stones.  Loose gravel track, so hiking poles are handy (we have some spares).  A good introductory walk for prospective new members. (For those wanting a longer walk, an extra loop of approx 2km can be taken into the old quarry).  Smoko - back at the picnic tables, so bring whatever you need to enjoy a Cuppa and something to eat in a bush setting Leaders:  Geoff and Joan Arnell 0448 946 582 or 0417 637 609 geoffarnell12@gmail.com or joanarnell@gmail.com  
     
   Sun 13th DW L T4 F4: Albert River Circuit - Meet at O'Reilly's carpark at 7:45. This is a beautiful track walk of about 21 kms starting on Border Track from O'Reilly's and dropping down to the Albert River, passing waterfalls along the way.  Contact: July-Moody-Stuart  judym-s@bigpond.com or 0408 874 315  
     

Sun 20th DW M T6 F6  - Mt Ernest via the Organ Pipes: (Rescheduled) Meet at 7:00 in Rathdowney.  We will start walking at Yellowpinch and then follow a long ridge until we hit the rock.  Once on the rock there will be some scrambling involved and also some exposure. 

Contact:  Judy Moody-Stuart ( judym-s@bigpond.com or 0408 874 315) or Bea ( beaberger@hotmail.com or 0409 828 589)

 
     
 

Wed 23rd DW S F3 T3 - White's Hill Reserve, Carina - Meet in front of the playground entrance off Boundary Road at 9:30.  A couple of hours wandering around with a couple of hills.  Bring morning tea, water and the usual gear for this time of year. 

Text Amanda if interested 0401 017 941

 
     
  Sun 27th DW M F4 T4 - Cream Track - slowly up and slowly down to accommodate all fitness levels and summer heat.  Meet at the very end of Tallebudgera creek road at 7:45 to start walking at 8:00 am.  Parking space at the end of the road on HRS.  Click here for more detailsContact Amanda 0401 017 941  
     
 

Thu 31 DW S T3 F3 - Toohey Forest - Meet at Gertrude Petty Place Carpark - 9:45 M . Bring water, morning tea, hat etc. 

Text Amanda 0401 017 941

 
     
  Mon  28th-Wed Nov 6:  Base Camp Lake Ainsworth Lennox Heads.  Activities will incliude beach walking, kayaking (optional), swimming.  Click here for more details. Contact David Rae 0400 459 519  
     
     
     
 

November

 

Sun 3rd DW M T3 F3 - Thylogale Track and some extra bits - Approximately 11km.  Leaving from Jolly's Lookout on Mt Nebo Road, we'll warm up with the 1.5km Egernia Circuit, then walk the 4km track to Boombana picnic ground.  After a snack stop we'll do the 1km Pitta Circuit and follow the same 4km track back to Jolly's Lookoiut for lunch.  Easy, flat, pleasant track through mixed eucalypt and rainforest, no tricky bits, no steep bits.  Suitable for beginners, and anyone who just wants an excuse to get out of the house!

Meeting at Jolly's Lookout 8:30AM to start walking by 9am.  Leader:  Leah Stephens lstephens@tpg.com.au 0499 234 606.

 
     

Fri 8th DW ST3 F3 - Mt Tambourine :- Two or three short walks through rainforest, the first in Joalah National Park to Curtis Falls and then a circuit (1hour).  The second is Palm Gorge Circuit (2 hours), and th option of a third at Knoll National Park (1 hour).  All walks are on track, with some steps and one easy creek crossing.  Total distance about 8 km.  There will be a 5-minute drive between each walk, finishing at the Knoll National Park for a picnic lunch.  Bring morning tea and lunch.

Leader:  Hilary Martyn 0438 217 801

 
     
     
  Wed 13th Club meeting- 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland. At our last meeting for the year we’ll look at some dos and don’ts of bushwalking, abseiling, kayaking, cycling and all our other activities  
     
 

Sat 16th DW S T3 F3 Mount CottonThis walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members,or a training walk for members.  There will be an option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.  We will leave from the Green Box at 7:00am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property No. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd., Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. (We have some spare poles available if you need to borrow one.)  After the walk we have coffee at the Wet Mount Cotton Nursery and Cafe. Contact Jene Jones 0410 665 864

 

 
     
 

Sat 23 Nov- date saver - Paddy's Falls abseiling - for details contact Trevor ph 0411 512 202 or email t.davern@hotmail.com 

 
     
     
  Fri 29 Nov  to Sun Dec 1 -     Christmas Party The Christmas Party weekend is a base camp at Sarabah, abount an hour south of Brisbane and will include various walks for all levels as well as the Saturday evening party, so bring your waking gear as well.  General Information  and Program and packing List   


 

December  
 

Sat 7 Dec- date saver - Kinnanes Falls abseiling - for details contact Trevor ph 0411 512 202 or email t.davern@hotmail.com  

 
 

 

 

JANUARY 2020

 
     

FEBRUARY 2020  
     

Feb 16th-24th - 8 nights:  Base Camp Blue Mountains;  2 Events  
 

 

EVENT 1 M T4 F4

This outing will entail a number of day walks around the Blue Mountains area, which may include Grand Canyon, National Pass, Prince Henry Cliff walk, Govetts Leap Cliff Top walk, Scenic World to Ruined Castle.  Accommodation will be in a house (probably in Katoomba). Dinner meals will be shared, with everyone cooking for the group at least once. This trip will coincide with a small group of abseilers who will be canyoning in the area.

Contact David Rae 0400 459 519

 

EVENT 2

Abseil is being run in parallel to the day walks for the Blue Mountains base camp.  Abseils may include the following drops:  Empress Falls, Malaita Wall, Bores Hed, Grand Canyon, Juggler, Fortress Canyon.  Other drops may also be included depending on conditions.  Accommodation will be as per BC running in the area at the same time, as noted above in Event 1

Leaders for Abseil:  Ted Wassenberg 0428 753 297 David Rae 0400 459 519

 

Numbers are limited to a maximum of 8

A deposit will be required by October to secure your position  Contact David Rae 0400 459 519

 

Click here for Info on walks:-

 

https://www.bestsydneywalks.com/blue-mountains-walks/

 

Click here for more information 

https://www.walkmyworld.com.au/posts/best-things-to-do-in-the-blue-mountains

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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